Monthly Archives: August 2010

KAUST Reflections

The KAUST Breakwater Beacon is a focal point of the university and is a highly visible presence on the campus. This shot was taken from inside the KAUST library. You can read more about the Breakwater Beacon of KAUST on … Continue reading

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KAUST Space Age Sculpture: Star Projector

This is another interesting sculpture at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology). It looks like a huge space age microscope, and thanks to a couple readers of this blog, I now have information about this sculpture. It is … Continue reading

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KAUST Swiss Cheese Sphere

With the twin minarets of one of the mosques located on the campus of KAUST in the background, this piece of art called “Spheres” is one of three identical bronze Swiss cheese spheres (that’s what I call them anyway!) that … Continue reading

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KAUST Sculptures: Delphinus

Another shot taken out at KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. This photo shows part of a larger group of about eight unusually shaped objects created by Australian artist Donna Marcus. Much of her artwork is inspired by … Continue reading

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KAUST Modern Library

This shot was taken at the library at KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. It is ultra sleek and ultra modern. I love the architectural lines and space-age feel of it.

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KAUST Almost like Venice

A scene from the amazing new sciences and technology university outside of Jeddah, strolling through KAUST can seem as though one could be almost anywhere in the world. Visible in the background is the Breakwater Beacon, which I featured on … Continue reading

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Hooray for HyperPanda!

Not only is HyperPanda Supermarket a pleasure to shop in, what with their clean wide aisles and their wide variety of products to choose from, but they deserve kudos for their new experimental policy of hiring females in cashier positions. … Continue reading

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What Were They Thinking?

There are many wierdly designed buildings here in Jeddah, and I wanted to show you this one. Notice the arched bay windows that jut out along the top of the building. I don’t think I’ve ever seen windows like these … Continue reading

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Game Shop Window

This game shop window display in Jeddah is bound to attract its target audience of young customers. Many small game shops in Saudi Arabia sell “unofficial” copies of games and programs at a fraction of the usual cost for the … Continue reading

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Just Waiting

All shops in Saudi Arabia are required by law to close for the five daily prayers every day. This shot was taken at about 2pm and all the men standing around the closed up shops are waiting for them to … Continue reading

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